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for the engineering firm jgc corporation. 27 foreign nationals were killed along with 10 japanese. one jgc staff member who was missing and later confirmed dead will be returned to japan on saturday. prime minister shinzo abe met with his cabinet ministers to discuss the hostage crisis and offered silent prayers for the victims. >> translator: please allow us to express our deepest sympathy for the victims and their families. the chief cabinet secretary will oversee the investigation of this case. he'll also introduce measures to ensure the safety of japanese nationals and firms abroad. >> abe vowed to continue the fight against terrorism together with the international community. the president of jgc corporation has expressed regret over the hostage crisis in algeria. he held a news conference just after returning to japan with seven survivors and nine victims. >> translator: jgc's employees involved in development projects abroad take pride in their work. which contributes to the economic development of the host countries. each one of our engineers is an asset and jgc is supported by them. we
the fate of 10 japanese employees of engineering firm jgc corporation. the company confirmed friday that seven other japanese employees are alive. >>> during the standoff, an algerian tv station aired audio recordings of communications between the country's security forces and the militants. >>> the algerian government is under fire for failing to release updates on the hostages since confirming the deaths of 23 on saturday. officials say prime minister abdelmalek sellal will disclose more details at a news conference later on monday. dozens of hostages are still missing. >>> japanese and u.s. regulators are investigating the company that makes batteries for the boeing 787. they are trying to figure out why the battery produced smoke that forced a pilot to make an emergency landing. officials with japan transport safety board and the u.s. federal aviation administration visited gs yuasa firm the pilot of an ana flight made an emergency landing in western japan after a smoke alert went off. all dreamliners have been grounded since last week. safety inspectors believe the smoke came f
japanese are still missing. one of them, a senior official of the japanese engineering firm jgc corporation, scheduled to attend a meeting with bp on the day the hostage siege started. bp leads the gas development project. britain's "daily telegraph" newspaper is reporting that a vice president was killed when the militants attacked. there is speculation someone leaked information about the meeting to extremists. >>> seven japanese nationals have been confirmed dead. their friends and relatives are expressing their sadness and anger. nhk's keiko abe reports. >> reporter: rokura fuchida ran building sites around the world. he was 65 and retired. then his former bosses asked him to lead one more project in algeria. he wrote about it on facebook before he left. >> translator: i am working all over the world to see the twinkling, starlit sky. next, i will see the stars from the desert in algeria. >> reporter: his brother, nitsabu, heard about the hostage taking, then waited day after day for a call from rokura.mnit hostage taking, then waited day after day for a call from rokurinitsa hostage ta
. a spokesperson for jgc corporation says the nationals worked for their operations in algeria. the company is building three natural gas plants there a representative at a local jgc office told nhk he received a phone call from an employee stationed at a site about 1,000 kilometers south of the capital, algiers. he said the employee told him that gunshots had been heard in the distance over a period of about 20 minutes. the representative then said he lost contact with the employee. algerian news agency dna has reported that an armed group attacked a boarding house for staff working at an oil-related facility about 1500 kilometers south of algiers. it says the militants are holding the captives on site and are warning they will blow up the facility if authorities try to step in. the agency also reports that a gun fight erupted with algerian forces and that there are reports of casualties. the algeria press service says two people died in the violence and six were injured, including two foreign nationals. one expert tells nhk the reported kidnapping in algeria could be related to conflict i
person. >> translator: i'm sorry to say, but japanese officials and employees from jgc corporation confirmed on wednesday that two of the dead were japanese nationals who worked for the company. the government has expressed its sincere condolences to their families. >> the militants took hundreds of workers hostage. suga called it a cowardly act of terrorism. he promised to do what he can to find the remaining japanese worker who has not been accounted for. japan's senior vice foreign minister asked algeria prime minister for help. shunichi suzuki met with abdelmalek sellal in algiers. he delivered a letter from prime minister shinzo abe. suzuki asked for details about victims, and he requested help in bringing their bodies home. >>> investigators are looking into the timing of the attack. executives from energy companies had a meeting scheduled on the day the militants moved in. algerian security forces surrounded the plant soon afterward. then they fought their way in. at least 37 foreign nationals died in the operation. a senior manager with jgc corporation was among the japanes
was a top executive with a japanese engineering firm, jgc corporation, which was working to construct a plant at the gas facility. sources with ties to jgc says he was at the site to meet executives from the british oil firm bp which leads the gas development project. the militants said they took him and hundreds of others hostage to pressure france to end its military campaign against islamist forces in neighboring mali. algerian soldiers surrounded the plant soon after the attack. their operation continued for a number of days. at least 37 foreign nationals died during the course of the crisis. a japanese government plane carrying seven survivors and the bodies of nine is now on its way back to tokyo. government representatives say they will repatriate the body of the tenth victim as soon as possible. >>> air self defense force pilots in japan have been more active since the territorial dispute with china heated up. fighter jets were scrambled a record number of times to intercept chinese aircraft approaching japanese airspace most near the senkaku islands. japan controls the territ
contributes to the economic development of the host countries. each one of our engineers is an asset and jgc is supported by them. we have lost many extremely competent staff members who were involved in the algeria project. >> he said the crisis has forced jgc to tack tell crucial problem of how it can continue doing business overseas while ensuring the safety of its workers. he said the company will place top priority on this matter. he added that the company will do everything it can to confirm the safety of one foreign staff member who remains missing. >>> norway's foreign minister said the militants may have got help from inside. espen barth eide said the terrorists probably found weapons waiting for them when they entered the complex. eide made the comments in an interview with a norwegian newspaper. he said the government received a report saying workers at the complex had laid the groundwork for the attack. the report said they planted guns and equipment at the site. the newspaper quoted an algerian official who says the attackers crossed the border from libya. he said they drove wha
government officials have been in contact with managers at a japanese engineers firm. employees of jgc corporation work at the plant. they confirm the safety of three japanese nationals. there's conflicting information on 14 others. >>> fear fighting prompted an emergency meeting on thursday in mali. eu foreign ministers med and agreed to speed up preparations for a mission deployment in mali. the armed forces of france launched a military intervention. extremists are already in control of the northern part of the west african nation. france is a former ruler of mali. the eu ministers see the situation as a grave security threat. eu ministers agree to dispatch a group of about 450 military trainers to mali. the block will send an advanced team to allow t trainers to start their effort by mid-february. the training team will set up a base near mali's capital but will not play a combat role. the hostage taking incident by militants indicate that the chaos in mali could destabilize nearby nations and worsen security. the country will speed up dialogue with various political factions to es
vehicle was its only one that wasn't blown up. spokes persons for the japanese engineering firm jgc corporation says they have been in contact with the captives. the fate of the remaining 10 hostages is unknown. they expressed their determine togs continue fighting terrorism. >> translator: i believe taking lives of innocent people is arou an unforgivable act. our priority is to recover the hostage as live. the situation remains unstable. we'll continue doing our very best to cope with this situation. >> an algerian tv station says they killed 18 islamist militants but there's no official statement giving details on the rescue operation or the fate of the hostages. >>> it's not the first time the algerian government has used military force to deal with extremists. nhk world gives us some perspective on the political situation. >> reporter: the algerian government hard line approach can be traced back to the decade-long civil war that ended in 2002. in 1991, islamic parties won a landslide victory in the country's first democratic election. but one year later, military forces carried
firm jgc corporation say they have been in contact with the captives. the fate of the remaining 10 hostages is unknown. prime minister abe spoke in jakarta. he expressed their determination to continue fighting terrorism. >> translator: i believe taking lives of innocent people is unforgivable act. our priority is to recover the hostage as live. the situation remains unstable. we'll continue doing our very best to cope with this situation. >> an algerian tv station says they killed 18 islamist militants but there's no official statement giving details on the rescue operation or the fate of the hostages. >>> it's not the first time the algerian government has used military force to deal with extremists. nhk world gives us some perspective on the political situation. >> reporter: the algerian government hard line approach can be traced back to the decade-long civil war that ended in 2002. in 1991, islamic parties won a landslide victory in the country's first democratic election. but one year later, military forces carried out a coup on the grounds they were protecting the republican
and confirmed seven japanese workers from the engineering firm jgc corporation are dead. >> abe expressed his condolences to the bereaved families. ministers will send a plane to algeria as early as tuesday to repatriate the bodies of the victims. the prime minister condemned the attack on innocent civilians. he called it an unacceptable, cowardly act. the governments of five other countries, including britain, romania and the philippines, have confirmed that their citizens were among the casualties. >>> israelis are preparing to vote in a general election. opinion polls suggest they'll keep prime minister benjamin netanyahu in power. netanyahu called early elections in october after his coalition failed to agree on the annual budget. his likud party and his nationalist coalition party israel betananu have led in the polls. the party opposes peace talks with the palestinians. netanyahu resumed the building of jewish settlements in occupied territories two years ago. the construction breaches international law and contributed to a breakdown in the peace process. >>> the prime minister has devo
visited the hospital to identify bodies and confirmed seven japanese workers from the engineering firm jgc corporation are dead. >> abe expressed his condolences to the bereaved families. ministers will send a plane to algeria as early as tuesday to repate riate the bodies of the dead. he called it an unacceptable cowardly act. the government said five other countries including britain, rumania and the phillipines have confirmed their workers were among the casualties. >>> israelis plan to keep prime minister benjamin netanyahu in power. netanyahu called early elections in october after his coalition failed to agree on the annual budget. his national coalition party have consistently led the polls. but the ultra-nationalist jewish home party is rapidly increasing its support. the party opposes peace talks with the palestinians. netanyahu resumed the building of jewish settlement in occupied territories two years ago. the construction breaches international law and contributed to a breakdown in the peace process. >>> central bankers in japan are searching for the right words. they'll releas
together. we met with the troops and they took us to a safe location. >> japanese engineering firm jgc corporation says it has been in contact with three japanese nationals working at the natural gas plant. the fate of the remaining 14 japanese is still not known. prime minister abe said at a news conference that they are both determined to continue fighting terrorism. >> translator: i believe taking the lives of innocent people is an unforgivable act. at the same time our utmost priority is to recover the hostages alive. the situation remains unstable. we'll continue doing our very best to cope with this situation. >> the algerian government has not released any information about the fate of the freed hostage. >>> it's not the first time the algerian government has used military force to deal with extremists. we get a perspective on the political situation. >> reporter: the algerian government hard line approach can be traced back to the decade-long war that ended in 2002. in 1991, islamic parties won a landslide victory in the country's first democratic election. but one year later,
japanese are still missing. one of them is a senior official of the japanese engineering firm jgc corporation. he was scheduled to attend a meeting with officials from the british oil firm bp on the day the hostage siege started. bp leads the gas development project. britain's "daily telegraph" newspaper is reporting a bp vice president from london was killed when the militants attacked. there's speculation someone leaked information about the meeting to the extremists. >>> seven japanese nationals have been confirmed dead. their friends and relatives are expressing their sadness and their anger. nhk world's keiko abe reports. >> reporter: rokuro fuchida, building sites around the world. he was 64 years old and retired. then his former bosses asked him to lead one more project in algeria. he wrote about it on facebook before he left. >> translator: i'm working all over the world to see the twinkling starlit sky. next i will see the stars from the desert in algeria. >> reporter: his brother heard about the hostage-taking then waited day after day for a call from rokuro. it never ca
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